North Face Korea Rookie Fest 2009

The World Rookie Tour moves to Asia from 4 to 6 february with the Swatch TTR 2Star “North Face Korea Rookie Fest”. Just 2 weeks after the amazing 3star event in Livigno, some of the best youngster are ready to move in Korea’n best resort with operate an excellent asia snowpark and half pipe: Phoenix Park on Taeji Mountain.

The rookies “Never Stop Expoling” and are now ready to continue their “Conquer the Snowboard Age” saga thanx to the exclusive outdoor & sports brand “North Face”, sponsor of this new asian challenge. Teddy Koo from Japan, after the 7th place in Livigno, is one of the favorite, togheter with the austrian rising star Paul Dreher who will fly in Korea with a european delegation of riders and media.
“The North Face Korea Rookie Fest” will open to all the rookie snowboarders in the world and give them lifetime opportunities: the winner will get a free ticket to enter the Swatch TTR 4star “Protest World Rookie Final” in Ischgl, Austria, including travel and accomodation costs. North Face wishes all the rookies to get great hopes & memories at the first step of the World Rookie Tour in Korea.

Event Information
Name: The North Face Korea Rookie Fest
Date of Event : 5th february Training Day, 6th february Competition Day
Star level: 2Star
Location : Phoenix Park, Koreaù
Format : Slope Style
Age Groups: Rookie (born from 1st january 1991 and 31st december 1993) and Grom (born after 1st january 1994)
Prizes: snowboard stuff and 2 free ticket to the 4 star “Protest World Rookie Final” in Ischgl, of which one including travel cost.
Entry Criteria: open qualification and invited riders.
Sponsor: The North Face, Red Bull, Mentholatum, Exit, Crocs
Media Partners: Onboard Snowboarding Magazine,, Tacky
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For both athletes and staff the cost of meals will not exceed 10€
The ski-pass cost will be free on trainning day and event day (5 and 6 feb)
Accomodation cost start from 20€ per night including breakfast

Airport: Inchun Korea.
Pick Up Service: about 40 Euro per person (2 hours to reach Phoenix Park)

Contact person
William Kim(KSBA)
Mobile: +82-11-9013-5982

Media Request
Marco Sampaoli (WSF)
Mobile: +39.340.3285569

Registration form for the “The North Face Korea Rookie Fest”
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International Rookie Fest heats:
Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 3Star – 17.21 january 09
North Face Korean Rookie Fest – Phoenix Park, Korea – 2Star – 4-6 february 09
Protest Balkan Rookie Fest – Kopaonik, Serbia – 2Star – 20.22 february 09
Protest East Rookie Fest – Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic – 2Star – 6.8 march 09
Protest World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 4Star – 15.19 april 09
In addition, rookie 1Star regional contests will be organized all over the world by the national associations of the WSF. More information on the page

Only the best rookies in the world will be granted access to the World Rookie Tour big final: the Swatch TTR 4Star “Protest World Rookie Finals” in Ischgl, Austria, from April 15 to April 19, 2009. Only the winners of the previous qualifiers will be able to go to Ischgl, together with the best athletes of the World Rookie Rank on April 5, and the wild cards that single nations give to their most promising rookies. The World Rookie Rank is a classification for under 18’s only and it is developed by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with TTR. At the end of the World Rookie Tour, the final winner will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion. He will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding: an invitation to a Video Shooting with the Pirate Movie Production, a Photo Shooting by On Board Europe and an invitation to an event which is still kept secret are awaiting the winner.

WSF is the only international organisation working uniquely to develop and support snowboard at all levels, including competitions and education, disable and adaptive snowboarding, activities for riders of any age. WSF is a network of national snowboard associations cooperating worldwide for the development and promotion of the sport. Members find in WSF a source of inspiration and support to their activities. WSF can create added value for everybody involved in snowboard on national level and offers ideas, handbooks and initiatives, the result of an organization whose components share the same goal: progression of snowboarding at all levels.